~ Matar Paneer Do Pyaaza…

Matar Paneer Do Pyaaza?! Say what?! We usually hear the term “Do Pyaaza” related to vegetables like Bhindi… Matar Paneer is a full dish on its own, and adding the “Do Pyaaza” gives it a new twist!!

I do not take the credit for this yummy dish, it’s my Dad’s creation and has been on repeat ever since he made this for me in October!!

Ingredients:

– 3 medium/large onions

– 2 big tomatoes

– 1 pod of garlic

– 2-3 green chillies as per taste

– 4 tablespoons of chopped ginger

– 1 1/2 tablespoon Jeera

– 3 Masale – 1 tablespoon Haldi (Turmeric), 2 tablespoons Dhaniya Powder (Coriander Powder) and 1 teaspoon Lal Mirch (Red Chilly Powder)

– 1 cup frozen Peas, soaked in warm water

– 1 packet Paneer, I use the Nanak brand

– Lots of coriander/cilantro for garnish

Method:

1) Heat oil in a pan.

2) Add 11/2 spoon Jeera.

3) Once Jeera crackles, add the garlic, ginger and green chilly.

4) Once these are half done, add onions – cook the onions till they are reddish and then add tomatoes. Continue cooking.

5) Add the 3 masale and salt according to taste

** The emphais is on the Masale and adding enough quantity of onions and tomatoes – since it’s the key to a yummy sabzi!!

6) Continue cooking on medium flame and now add the peas and paneer cubes.

7) Add water for cooking or as desired for the curry. We went for a little drier gravy.

8) Let it cook on medium-low flame for about 30 mins or till the paneer is soft. Be careful to not overcook since the Paneer cubes can break.

9) Garnish with coriander/cilantro and serve hot with Roti. If desired to eat with Rice, add more water to make the gravy.

10) Enjoy!!

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